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Old 06-06-2009, 10:18 AM   #1
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Dislocated jaw

Last Mon, I dislocated my jaw and was able to pop it back into place myself. I'm not going to tell the story about how I did it, because it is incredibly stupid. Anyway, I went to the dr. to make sure everything was okay. She felt it, did x-rays, etc. and told me that I was going to be fine and that I fixed the problem myself. I just want to know how long it is going to heal now, because it is Saturday now, and it still hurts. Have any of you done something like this?

 
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Re: Dislocated jaw

Ouch!! That had to hurt. When I was in labor some 32 years ago, the only anesthesia I had was a wash cloth to bite on. Well, my jaw became locked. Not alot of fun I must say. It stayed that way for about 3 days. I don't think this answers your question, but I would give my dentist or oral surgeon a call and see if he has an idea. Good luck, and take some ibuprofen or something similiar for the inflammation. Hope you fell better
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:43 PM   #3
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Re: Dislocated jaw

That sounds awful! Thanks, I do have some pain meds and anti-inflammatories.

 
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Re: Dislocated jaw

have you posted under Dental problems...you may get more help and responses there. Or even under General Health...
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:37 PM   #5
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Re: Dislocated jaw

Thanks for the idea. I will try that!

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Old 06-06-2009, 09:41 PM   #6
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Re: Dislocated jaw

When I looked up dental problems, I found that there is also a TMJ board, so I posted it there.

 
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Re: Dislocated jaw

Not sure Bethie if you will see this, but I have been having alot of problems with my jaw lately, as it is out of alignment due to my clenching & grinding. My Pt is trying to help me out with the jaw & ways to help reduce the pain. I will share with you what has somewhat helped me.
You can take your finger tips & very, very gently massage where the jaw meets. Your fingers should be spread out some, so that it covers the jaw area & Your index finger should be behind & below the ear. This is a form of gentle traction that can relax the jaw.
You may also want to give moist heat a try. I find the jaw problems hard to deal with & it can easliy lead to severe pain in other areas, such as ear, headaches, migraine type headaches & so on. Good luck, Sammy

 
Old 06-07-2009, 11:23 AM   #8
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Thanks! That would be helpful, but it does seem like it is slowly getting better. It will probably take about another week to completely heal.

 
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